Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez is expected to return from injury for the Premier League clash v Wolves on Monday.

Hernandez has been missing since the game against Fulham after picking up a groin problem in the warm-up of the 4-3 victory.

However, he could now be seen again as soon as Friday.

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Leeds Live journalist Beren Cross has reported that Hernandez should return against Wolves on Monday, but could come back earlier.

Cross claimed that the 35-year-old could feature for the under-23s to regain his fitness before running out at Elland Road next week.

Mark Jackson’s side are set to travel to Reading on Friday, as they look to continue their impressive form in the Premier League 2.

It would be a massive boost for both the under-23s and Hernandez himself if he was made available from his groin injury.

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Bielsa has utilised both Tyler Roberts and Rodrigo in the playmaker role since Hernandez has been missing, and one of those has definitely stood out.

Club-record signing Rodrigo has certainly impressed in his cameos against both Sheffield United and Manchester City, scoring his first goal against the latter.

Even if Hernandez is back, it is unlikely that he will start – that isn’t how Bielsa works. We expect the Spaniard to be benched against Wolves, with Rodrigo handed the chance to start.

The 29-year-old needs to continue the superb form that he has shown against City, and during the international break with Spain.

In other Leeds United news, Whites launch a number of enquiries for this midfielder

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